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About ApricotKing

Since 1946, the Gonzales family has grown the rare and fabulous California Blenheim apricots. Grown on our Hollister ranch, we continue to be the farmer, pruner, dryer, packer, and seller of the vanishing Blenheim apricot. We produce the best tasting apricots in the world all "Home Grown in the Flavor Zone"!

In addition to our incredible dried apricots, be sure to discover our variety of nuts (walnuts, pistachios, almonds) and other dried fruits (peaches, pears, prunes, and more). For those who believe less is more, we have dark and delicious unsulfured dried apricots. And don't forget our sweet and tart selection of apricot jams and syrups as well as our decadent chocolate covered fruits and nuts.  Simply delicious! Everything here on the ranch is organically grown.


Patti and Gary Gonzales, Hollister, CA

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Simply Slabs - 14 oz bag

The answer to the question "Which apricots are the sweetest?"

SLABS...ALWAYS SLABS....if you can find them.


Slabs have the highest sugar content of all the apricots because they're longer on the tree...picked when they're soft and overripe.

Ours are machine cut, paper-thin, and delicate...even though they're the most labor intensive to produce.

These cots are separated from the rest of the pack by their unique color and flat-ness.

Blenheim slabs are the ultimate #1 choice of apricot aficionados everywhere!

These are in high demand along with limited quantities. 

Low in sulphur, so eat them, or refrigerate them.   14 oz bags or in bulk.



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  1. Apricot Slab

    Posted by Donna on Dec 20th 2020

    These are the best dried apricots I have ever eaten! They are like eating a fresh apricot!

  2. Long Live the King

    Posted by Luanne on Dec 16th 2020

    Apricots have been part of my life since I was a kid. My mom’s sisters in NM each had a tree or two & the fruit was yummy. I’ve found no dried apricot even approaching AK’s slabs. They. Are. Different. And exponentially better than the bland Mediterranean species. Great with farmer’s cheese.

  3. Blenheim Cot Life-Long Lover

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 15th 2020

    I grew up in Watsonville just over the Coastal Range from Hollister and had the great fortune to work in a "cot" shed slicing the cots and placing them on the drying tray when I was 9 & 10. That was my intro to Blenheim apricots and the beginning of a life-long love affair w/ dried Blenheims. I may have eaten more than I cut. The ranch on which I worked is long gone, so you can imagine my delight in discovering the Apricot King. My first 2 purchases were on trips to the ranch where I came back with 10 lbs. each time. They freeze beautifully. I no longer have to make the 1 1/2 hour drive to the ranch because they serve the Moraga Farmers' Market, so I've traded that for a 1 hour bike ride. In addition to keeping a supply in my freezer I've also started sending them as gifts which is a seamless process with shipping costs less than doing it myself. I also love the responses I receive from recipients who are getting their first taste of a perfectly dried California Blenheim cot. Rapturous!!

  4. Fragrant, perfect Apricots

    Posted by Leslie on Dec 14th 2020

    These slab apricots are soft but intense, the essence of apricot, of summer. A great value for quality you can't find at the grocery. Your friends will appreciate them.

  5. Amazing apricots

    Posted by Cathy Stipe on Dec 9th 2020

    Apricot King produces the best dried apricots that I’ve ever eaten. The natural apricot flavor and soft texture is absolutely the best. They aren’t comparable to any other dried apricots on the market.


    Posted by JOHN HORNING on Nov 30th 2020


  7. So good!

    Posted by Terri on Nov 28th 2020

    Honestly these are the best dried apricots I have ever had. Juicy with bright flavor!
    This is my first time ordering from Apricot King. I will only order here from now on!

  8. Apricot heaven!

    Posted by Mary Lou Eby on Nov 18th 2020

    Apricots are my favorite fruit. These are both sweet and tart. I could live on these!!

  9. Yummy as usual

    Posted by Bob H on Nov 9th 2020

    California apricots are the best and these are the best California apricots.

  10. Amazing Apricots

    Posted by Linda H on Nov 8th 2020

    These apricots are so tasty and fresh. We love to snack on them and I love to cook with them. Best apricots I’ve ever had

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